ISGAN executive committee meeting discusses key issues

The Union Power Ministry hosted the 13th executive committee meeting of the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) at Powergrid Corporate Center, Gurugram.

This was the first ever executive committee Meeting of ISGAN to be held in India and it had multiple sessions on 6, 7 and 9 March.
The meeting was opened by Michele de Nigris, Chair, ISGAN Presidium, I S Jha, chairman and managing director, Powergrid and Dr Arun Kumar Verma, joint secretary (distribution), Ministry of Power by lighting the lamp.

In the inaugural session Verma, shared India’s training modules on Smart Grids and Model Smart Grid Regulations for guidance of the ISGAN community.

Smart Grid implementation in India would get a boost from deliverables obtained through decisions and actions taken in 13th ISGAN executive committee Meeting as ISGAN aims to improve the understanding of smart grid technologies, practices and promote adoption of related enabling government policies, said a PIB release.

“The dynamic knowledge sharing, technical assistance and project coordination and periodic ISGAN reports on progress and projects being undertaken in the field of Smart Grids across the world would also be helpful in suitable deployment of Smart Grid technologies in India.”

ISGAN is an agreement under International Energy Agency (IEA) and consists of representatives from 25 countries across the globe. India is one of the founding members of ISGAN and Joint Secretary (Distribution), Ministry of Power, is the member representative of India.

ISGAN creates a mechanism for multilateral government-to-government collaboration to advance the development and deployment of smarter electric grid technologies, practices and systems.

A total of 36 representatives from 18 countries namely Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, US and UAE participated in this event.

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